May 2014 - Football Wiretap

Chiefs Using De'Anthony Thomas In Variety Of Packages
The Chiefs continued to utilize De'Anthony Thomas in a variety of spots but he received more work as a wide receiver than he did on Saturday.

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NFL May Begin Automatic Suspension For First DUI Offense
The NFL and NFLPA continue to work toward agreement to implement HGH testing and there could be a few additional changes in the new policy.

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Brandon Marshall Calls Trade To Bears 'Career-Saving'
Brandon Marshall was traded from the Dolphins to Bears in March 2012.

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Schaub To Have More Control Of Offense With Raiders
Matt Schaub is excited to have more responsibilities in the Raiders' offense than he did with the Texans.

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LaMichael James Reports To 49ers
LaMichael James is the team's primary punt and kick returner, something he did well last season after Kyle Williams was released.

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Kyle Orton Has Expensive Retirement Dilemma
The Cowboys will forc Kyle Orton to pay back $3 million of his $5 million signing bonus if he does retire.

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Jim Irsay Charged With Two Misdemeanors
Jim Irsay has been charged with two misdemeanors after a March driving arrest, according to multiple media reports.


Tony Romo Confident He'll Hold Up During Final Five Years Of Contract
Tony Romo believes he has many years remaining in his career and that he will hold up during the duration of his six-year, $108 million contract with the Cowboys

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DeMarcus Lawrence: I Try To Be Violent As I Can On Football Field
DeMarcus Lawrence, second round pick out of Boise State, was candid about his job as a football player.

Jon Machota/Dallas Morning News

U.S. Senators Urge NFL To Change Name Of Redskins
The senators draw a parallel between the NBA's no-tolerance policy regarding the racist comments made by Donald Sterling.

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Eagles Targeting College Grads For Roster
The Seahawks and Broncos were two of the three teams with the most fifth-year seniors drafted.

Kevin Clark/Wall Street Journal

Bowman Agrees To Restructured 2014 Contract With 49ers
Navorro Bowman has agreed to a tweak to his 2014 contract with the 49ers.

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Buccaneers Now Believe In Mike Glennon As Long-Term QB
The Buccaneers signed Josh McCown in the offseason and were also linked to quarterbacks in the draft.

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49ers Offer Tryout To Bemidji State Basketball Player
NFL teams are continuing to search for basketball players to play tight end.

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Derek Carr Would Only Start If Something 'Catastrophic' Happened
Dennis Allen is "firmly committed" to Matt Schaub as his quarterback.

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Falcons Sign Jake Matthews
Jake Matthews is expected to be the Falcons' starting right tackle with Sam Baker continuing on the left side.

Ndamukong Suh 'Chose' Lions In Draft, Happy With Franchise
Ndamukong Suh heads into the final year of his contract with a massive cap and salary number ($22 million).

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Peterson: McCoy Doesn't Believe He's Best RB In NFL
Adrian Peterson doesn't believe that LeSean McCoy actually believes he's the best running back in the NFL.

Will Brinson/CBS Sports

Goodell: Adam Silver 'Doing Right Things' On Sterling
Roger Goodell has praised the way Adam Silver has handled the NBA's reaction to Donald Sterling's racist comments.


NFL Rules Out Playoff Expansion For 2014
The NFL confirmed on Tuesday that the playoffs will not be expanded for the 2014 season, but it is expected for 2015.

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Ray Rice Accepted Into Pretrial Intervention Program
Ray Rice has been accepted into a pretrial intervention program that will result in the dismissal of his assault charge if he completes the program.


Minnesota Awarded Super Bowl LII In 2018
Minnesota has been awarded Super Bowl LII in 2018, beating out Indianapolis and New Orleans.

RealGM Staff Report

Browns Add Morocco Brown to Front Office
Morocco Brown will likely serve as assistant general manager to Ray Farmer.

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Bon Jovi Receives Endorsement As Strong Prospective Owner From Jones
Jon Bon Jovi has joined Larry Tanenbaum of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment as the principal members of a Toronto group to bid on the Buffalo Bills.


AT&T's DirecTV Acquisition Could Have Big Impact On NFL
AT&T plans to purchase DirecTV for $48.5 billion, which could make NFL Sunday Ticket more broadly available on mobile devices.

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Steelers To Add 3,000 Seats To Heinz Field
Heinz Field seats just over 65,000 people, and the Steelers have sold out every home game since 1972.

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Jerry Rice Jr. To Attend 49ers' Rookie Minicamp
Jerry Rice Jr. went undrafted out of UNLV after catching 11 passes for 86 yards.


Greg Little Claimed By Raiders
Greg Little was a second round pick at wide receiver in 2011 out of North Carolina.

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Brandon Marshall Signs Three-Year, $30M Extension With Bears
Brandon Marshall was set to enter a contract season.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Ronnie Hillman On Broncos' Roster Bubble
The Denver Broncos thought they were getting a Darren Sproles clone in Ronnie Hillman.

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